Thursday, March 08, 2012

Team Kilt St. Patrick's Day party

Time for another Team Kilt party! The last one on Burns Day/Night was a ton of fun, and we'd like to do something similar for Logan's heritage (not to mention mine), too.

And we wanna give away the very last ARC of SHINE. I'm mailing all the rest tomorrow--eep!

Speaking of which, the winner of the Burns Night SHINE ARC is...Kimberly Callegan at Living Fictitiously! Woo-hoo! Kim entered in about every way possible, but it was her entry for the Aura in Scotland contest that got drawn from the enormous virtual hat. Thanks to everyone who participated in the chats and giveaways!

Now, for St. Patrick's Day, things'll be a little simpler. There'll be two SHADEboys Twitter chats plus a giveaway blog hop.

All events are Eastern Daylight Time, Saturday, March 17. (Europeans, please note the time change since the US starts daylight savings time a couple weeks before you do. We'll be only 4 hours behind the UK, for instance, instead of 5 hours.)

CHATS (use hashtag #SHADEboys. Easiest way to follow is at Tweetchat):

10-11:30am: #SHADEboys + Aura chat. Come ask Logan, Zachary, and Aura anything!

Each question earns one entry into the SHINE ARC drawing, even if I don't have time to answer all of them.

I'll also give away 5 signed TeamKilt SHADE series bookplates, which are exclusively available at TeamKilt events (i.e., they can't be requested like regular bookplates). There are a total of 9 different designs, so you can collect a bunch by coming to the different events.

7-8:30pm: #SHADEboys music party! This one'll have an Irish theme, naturally. Share your own videos and earn an entry into the SHINE ARC drawing. I'll also give away 5 TeamKilt SHADE bookplates.

#SHADEboys chat giveaways are open internationally.


Like the one we did for Burns Night, the giveaway hop will offer bloggers a chance to to win a SHINE ARC, celebrate Ireland, and offer something awesome to their readers.

On Saturday, March 17, write a blog post about your favorite thing about Ireland OR your favorite kiss story and hold a giveaway.

Your favorite thing about Ireland could be:
  • a movie
  • a book
  • music
  • food
  • a painting/photograph of a site or landscape
Your kiss story could be:
  • your own
  • a friend's (or a "friend's" if it's really you and you're embarrassed to admit it)
  • your favorite kissing scene from a book or movie
Each blogger sets her or his own rules for the giveaway (i.e., international eligibility, time limits, what people have to do to enter). All I ask is that you draw a winner and send their name to me by Thursday, March 22. I'll put each of your winners into my grand prize drawing.

Here's where it gets fun. Each blogger who hosts a giveaway also gets 2 ENTRIES into the grand prize drawing (for an ARC of SHINE).

The "Kiss Me I'm Irish" giveaway hop will be hosted at, the fabulous SHADE fan site. EDITED TO ADD: The post is up now for your linking pleasure!

Official hashtag for the day's events: #TKStPats. Follow it to get all the latest updates.

I think that's it. Any questions?


PS: Thanks to Brooke at Brooke Reports for designing the logo up top, based on the official Keeley Brothers logo designed by Stephanie Smith, featured on all the lovely swag at the SHADE CafePress shop, some of which will definitely be given away on St. Patrick's Day.

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More TeamKilt fun! And GRATS KIM!! :)

Posted by: Blogger Marissa at 3/08/2012 7:20 PM

ADGSQ#D1234!!!! I just lost my tongue! Aaaahhhhhhh!!! Thank you so much Jeri for the Shine ARC! I'm blinking through happy tears right now. And I'm excited for all the Team Kilt fun to come. Thanks again.

Posted by: Blogger Kimberly Callegan at 3/08/2012 8:46 PM

At last, maybe this time I'll get a chance to win something, I don't have a blog but maybe I'll have luck at the others *fingers crossed*

Posted by: Blogger Gaby Pendragon at 3/09/2012 2:15 AM

Sqeeep! I'll do it again... SQUEEEEEEP! You guys would have LOVED to have been a fly on the wall when Kim called me last night after she found out! My husband was concerned for my sanity! Lol! Fabulous!

Posted by: Blogger Bwyatt at 3/09/2012 8:08 AM

Congrats to Kim! Can't wait for more TeamKilt fun.

Posted by: Blogger Lisa (Reading to the Moon) at 3/09/2012 10:04 AM

Setting up the rafflecopter as I type! This is gonna be fun! Congrats Kim!!!

Posted by: Blogger Triquetra at 3/15/2012 7:08 PM

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